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Mystras, Sparta Municipality, Greece
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We arrived late - 6pm and were pleased to have the place to ourselves. That feeling started to evaporate as we discovered that instead of closing at the advertised time of 8pm, they had decided to close at 7pm instead. They still charged us the...More

Thank Cheezypuf
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a fabulous site.We started at the top and walked down. Be forewarned that the paths are uneven stones, so have good footwear. I was comfortable using a walking stick for balance. Be sure to stop and buy from the nuns near the Cathedral....More

Thank EstherP1882
Reviewed 5 days ago

Impressive archeological site, a must-to-see place if you are planning a tour in Peloponneso region. Plenty of things and ruins to see, need to walk quite a lot (better with comfortable sports shoes). My suggestion: park the car at the upper entrance and visit that...More

Thank Merengue70
Reviewed 1 week ago

Really enjoyed the visit to ruins of Mystras. The brick work, churches and frescos are amazing. We were on a tour so could only go to the best of the lower level ruins. It was hot and humid but I really wanted to climb to...More

Thank Craig-World-Travelle
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Byzantine Castle City. If you are driving yourselves, go early in the morning an go to the top entrance first. Do the climbing first to go to the castle and capture the great views and then visit the church and palace. Unless you have...More

Thank authenticityseeker1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A must see attraction when visiting Greece this medieval Byzantine town of Mystras there a number of old churches and inside there are some wonderful frescoes. best to start at the top gate and slowly wind your way down the slopes and take in the...More

Thank Harry D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is UNESCO world heritage site. It has two entrances and both open at 8am. Be there for opening if you are going in the Summer as it gets too hot to visit later in the day. Best way to see it is to start...More

Thank marta d
Reviewed August 15, 2018 via mobile

I find it extremely difficult to describe this amazing historical site, which definitely needs comfortable shoes and water. It is not only the reconstructed but also the original buildings and many churches that will keep you admiring them for hours, it is the whole site...More

Thank Andreas C
Reviewed August 14, 2018

start at the top gate, it is still about 20min to the top but you can do it. Otherwise it is exhausting

Reviewed August 13, 2018 via mobile

The entrance costs 12€ for adults and is free for kids under 18, and it covers the two archeological sites. The climb to the castle is a little dificult but worthwhile. The views of the area are awesome and the castle remains very well kept....More

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Ricard R
March 13, 2017|
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Response from Christopher T | Reviewed this property |
Ricard - Some of your questions are more appropriate to your research and not a tourism forum, but I will attempt. It's historical importance is limited to how important Byzantine sites are compared to similar sites from... More
January 1, 2017|
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Response from Christopher T | Reviewed this property |
It depends on what you want for your trip. The road from Mystras to Kalamata is spectacular through the gorge, but it is exhausting especially once you are over the top of the pass and on the long winding (and less... More
August 18, 2015|
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Response from OGLH | Reviewed this property |
The site is open every day (except some holidays?), but some buildings may be closed or have limited hours. We started at the bottom (start early) and walked up one way and down (easier in the mid day heat) a different way... More